Monthly Archives: January 2010

The highs and lows of Colle di Val d’Elsa

Tweet Welcome back to Tuscany Month, featuring another chunk of the Lost Tuscany Text, some of my favorite content that didn’t make it into the totally redesigned 2010 Lonely Planet Tuscany & Umbria. Today’s Lost Text is the town of Colle di Val d’Elsa. Most visitors here are simply changing…

Tuscany’s best road trip

Tweet Today’s Tuscany Month excitement highlights my favorite scenic/interesting drive in the region. Probably my favorite new feature in the 2010 Lonely Planet Tuscany & Umbria are all the numerous driving tours we added. In some cases we just took a logical grouping of villages that were already listed in…

Tuscan pit-stop – San Quirico d’Orcia

Tweet Welcome back to Tuscany Month, featuring another chunk of the Lost Tuscany Text, some of my favorite content that didn’t make it into the totally redesigned 2010 Lonely Planet Tuscany & Umbria. Today’s Lost Text is the town of San Quirico d’Orcia. Although extremely atmospheric and featuring some good…

The best cheap eats in Tuscany

Tweet This might be my favorite Tuscany Month post, celebrating the imminent release of the totally redesigned 2010 Lonely Planet Tuscany & Umbria. (Which isn’t to say you should stop reading after this, I’m saving the crowd pleasing doosies for near the end) Having now completed two Tuscany guidebook projects…

The curious case of Pope Pius II

Tweet Welcome back to Tuscany Month, featuring another chunk of the Lost Tuscany Text, some of my favorite content that didn’t make it into the totally redesigned 2010 Lonely Planet Tuscany & Umbria. Today’s Lost Text is a box I wrote about Pope Pius II for the previous Tuscany &…

Best cheap sleeps in Tuscany

Tweet Tuscany Month continues with my on-the-ground, personally researched list of the best cheap sleeps in Tuscany. The Sleeping listings were one of the hardest hit sections in the beautifully crafted 2010 edition of Lonely Planet Tuscany & Umbria and with online accommodation booking making this section almost obsolete, it’s…

It’s Tuscany Month at Killing Batteries

Tweet Welcome to the first of many Tuscany posts in the month of January, marking the release of a heartbreaking work of guidebooking genius, the 2010 edition of Lonely Planet Tuscany & Umbria. I don’t normally make such a big deal about the release of my guidebooks, but this particular…

My extreme resume for 2010

Tweet I’ve noticed a disconcerting trend lately. And by ‘disconcerting’, I mean annoying. To me. Honestly, this isn’t normally a difficult thing to accomplish, but this particular situation has gotten so out of control in the past year that it warrants both comment and mocking. Lately, when it comes time…

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